F Casacci

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The method of infusion of hardened red blood cells described by Clement et al. (1983) to induce pulmonary hypertension in the minipig has been modified to obtain a model of pulmonary microembolism in the mouse. In this model, the infusion of hardened red blood cells causes the death of about 90% of control animals in 2-5 min, and the efficacy of a given(More)
The use of intravascular tyrosine (TYR) to enhance catecholamine release in hemorrhagic shock and other cardiovascular diseases, or as a constituent of nutrient mixtures used for total parenteral nutrition, is limited by the unusually poor solubility of the amino acid in water. We have thus examined the ability of various TYR-containing dipeptides, which(More)
The hepatic clearance and the effects of a new fluorinated macrolide (P-0501A) on the functions of the isolated, perfused rat liver were compared with two known erythromycins--the base and the estolate--after 7 days of treatment (1.36 mmol/kg po daily). The in vitro metabolism of the antibiotics was induced to different extent but only the base and P-0501A(More)
The effects of a new fluorinated macrolide (P-0501A) on drug metabolizing enzymes of rat liver were compared with three erythromycins--the base, the stearate and the estolate--after 7 days of dosing (1.36 mmol/kg po daily). The three erythromycins induced the synthesis of microsomal enzymes, but the products of their metabolism inactivated cytochrome P-450(More)